Officials are discussing the substance of any summit agreement, focusing on the thorny issue of denuclearization, with a North Korean team led by Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui.In this image made from video, Kim Yong Chol, in white, is seen at Beijing airport. It earlier reported that he was heading straight to Washington, but later said he changed his flight to NY.Trump also put in place two U.S. Navy carrier battle groups while mounting aggressive demonstrations of U.S. air power to lend credence to his promises of a massive retaliation against North Korea in the event it mounted attacks on either South Korea or America.Howard X, who speaks English flawlessly, said the goal of his trip was to wish for a successful summit between the real Kim and Trump. Kim has overseen unprecedented nuclear and conventional weapons achievements for North Korea, something that has earned him heavy worldwide sanctions that could potentially disrupt the young ruler's economic plans."Solid response … [Read more...] about Diplomacy heats up before summit, with trips by United States, N. Korea
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Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a surprise meeting on Saturday at the border village of Panmunjom, during which they agreed that a North Korea-US summit must be held.The American team, led by Sung Kim, a former ambassador to South Korea, was due to hold talks with North Korean Vice-Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui on preparations for the summit, US and South Korean media say."Leading up to the summit, I anticipate his role will be an extension of the work he is doing now", said Wi Sung-lac, former South Korean nuclear negotiator with the North, "persuading both sides to remain at the table as they negotiate in advance of the summit, and helping them see points they can agree on".The Washington Post, citing a person familiar with the arrangements, said Mr Sung Kim, a former U.S. ambassador to South Korea and former nuclear negotiator with the North, was leading the United States team, which met Mr Choe Son Hui, the North Korean vice-foreign minister."I truly believe North … [Read more...] about United States team in North Korea raises expectations of Trump-Kim summit
After long stints in labor camps and days of rumors about their release, three Americans who were held prisoner in North Korea finally came home early Thursday morning, shortly before 3 a.m. President Trump had announced on Wednesday morning that Kim Hak-song, Kim Sang-duk and Kim Dong-chul were en route to the United States, released as a goodwill gesture ahead of the proposed summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. According to The Washington Post, the three men received a quick medical check-up before they boarded the plane home, accompanied by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “The doctors are with them now,” Pompeo said. “All indications are their health is as good as could be, given what they’ve been through. They all walked up the stairs themselves through their own power.” When the three former prisoners arrived at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington, a large American flag was displayed on the … [Read more...] about 3 Americans held by North Korea have arrived back in the United States. Here are their stories.
U.S. english language Fox News Tucker Carlson spanish language eeoc San Diego A lawsuit against Albertsons alleging the supermarket company violated federal law by prohibiting employees from speaking Spanish prompted Fox News host Tucker Carlson to question why English isn’t the official language of the U.S. and that it’s a “core weakness” of the country that it isn’t. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s suit filed Thursday claims the supermarket created a hostile work environment for Latino employees in San Diego, California, and subjected them to harassment by reprimanding them when they spoke Spanish around people who don’t understand language, even if they were on break or customers were Spanish-speaking. The suit alleges that the conduct violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 barring employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, and religion. … [Read more...] about Should English Be the Official Language of the United States? Tucker Carlson Says a ‘Core Weakness’ of U.S. is That it Isn’t
Supported by Book Review | Fiction By LIGAYA MISHANMAY 2, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story AMERICA IS NOT THE HEART “It was a crime to be a Filipino in California,” the poet and labor organizer Carlos Bulosan wrote in his 1943 half-novel, half-memoir, “America Is in the Heart.” The son of subsistence farmers, he came from what was then the American territory of the Philippines to the United States during the Great Depression along with some 100,000 migrant workers, almost all men, almost all poor and desperate. The book — lean as a liturgy, with jags into the sublime — bears witness to the wrongs visited upon them by white Americans who called them “monkeys,” barred them from restaurants, refused to rent rooms to them, assaulted them for befriending white women and sometimes shot them in the back out of sheer boredom.Elaine Castillo’s debut … [Read more...] about A Debut Novel Traces the Filipino Experience in the United States